8 exercises for men over 40 to stay in shape


As you become older, squats are essential for preserving leg strength, balance, and mobility. They also help maintain bone health. The quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, lower back, and core muscles are all worked during this exercise.


Lunges create improved balance and coordination while enhancing the strength and flexibility of the lower body. They exercise the hamstrings, glutes, quadriceps, and calf muscles.


The plank is fantastic for developing general strength and core stability. It tones the chest, shoulders, lower back, obliques, and abdominals.


The back and legs are especially strengthened with deadlifts, which are crucial for improving overall strength. They exercise the forearms, traps, lower back, hamstrings, glutes, and hamstrings.


Pull-ups train the back, biceps, and shoulders while building upper-body strength. Grip a pull-up bar with hands wider than shoulder width to do a pull-up. Hold hold to it with your feet off the ground and your arms fully extended.

Shoulder Presses With a Dumbbell

This workout works the upper chest, triceps, and shoulders. It's helpful for preserving the health and power of the shoulders. Sit on a bench with a back support and a dumbbell in each hand at shoulder height to do a dumbbell shoulder press. 

 Barbell Rows

Barbell rows enhance posture and strengthen the back and biceps. The latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, traps, and biceps are all worked. Standing over a barbell with your feet hip-width apart will allow you to complete a barbell row. 

 Barbell Rows

Take an overhand grip on the barbell while bending at the hips and knees. As you retract your shoulder blades, pull the barbell toward your lower rib cage while picturing crushing a piece of fruit in your armpit.

Glute Bridges

For the health of your hips and lower back, glute bridges are fantastic. This exercise strengthens the lower back, hamstrings, and glutes.

Glute Bridges

Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart, to do a glute bridge. Imagine bringing your lower ribs into your pelvis as you press through your entire foot and push your hips toward the ceiling while contracting your abs.

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